The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Grahame Stowe was born in Leeds on 22 May 1949. He is now a partner at Grahame Stowe Bateson in Leeds.
What was your first job?
Selling sandwiches in Park Square, Leeds - like Nell Gwynn - from a wicker basket.
What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?
Qualified salary £2,600 per annum - in articles £10 per week.
What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?
Which law could you live without?
Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1996.
What was your most embarrassing professional moment?
Seeking an application for a youth in court. Pointing out that his father would stand surety, identifying the father who had just left hospital with a broken leg as "the man at the back of the court putting his hand on his crutch."
What car do you drive?
Which famous person would you like to go out with?
Where would you go to eat?
What's the best thing on TV?
Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?
What's your most often-worn piece of clothing?
Navy suit (boring isn't it!)
What book(s) are you reading at the moment?
Archbold (Criminal) Reference.
What is your all-time favourite record?
Felix Mandelssohn's Violin Concerto.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone entering the profession now?